I’m loving these stitch samplers right now. I think the postcard size is perfect for me as it is small enough to finish quickly but big enough for me to admire ‘properly’ 🙂

Heres 3 finished but not framed…

Added since last time is Butterfly stitch in DMC 3805 and again but with the central thread I used a turquoise wool.

I then started number 4 on the same fabric as Postcard 2, I used lots of yarns from a variety bag from Textere Yarns.
The stitches in this sampler:
Chain in DMC 257
Couched turquise wool with Chain in blue sewing cotton
Couched blue ribbon with DMC 1076 leading to:
Ceylon in various yarns including texere, Madeira Metallic 365 and turquoise wool
tacked at bottom with the turquoise wool
Cross in a thick texere yarn
Detached Chain Flowers in DMC 518
Couching in texere yarns
Chain in DMC 703 and DMC
Pale blue ribbon attached with Running Stitch in DMC 703
Detached Chain and Straight in a metallic yarn from texere pack
Threaded Double Backstitch in DMC 518 and orange ribbon
Cable Chain in a texere yarn
Magic Chain in DMC 185 and DMC 518
Couched green ribbon with DMC 257 leading to:
Buttonhole Filling stitch – Open in various yarns from the texere pack
tacked at the bottom with DMC 518 which also couched a fringe texere yarn.
Since I’m enjoying the embroidery samplers so much I thought I’d try to follow Sharon B’s ‘Take a Stitch Tuesday’ (TAST) challenge from 2008. Its obviously a year out of date, so I can’t join the flickr group or work on the same stitches as other stitchers around the world, but I can enjoy the exploration none the less…!
So Week 1 (from January last year…)!
Herringbone.
So I started with Herringbone in DMC 257
Herringbone Ladder (not technically Herringbone but looks similar so I threw it in!) with DMC 75 and DMC 3805.
Herringbone – Closed in DMC 125 (variegated green)

Kim Debling is a Hampshire, UK based designer and Director of her own company Kestrel Design Ltd. She is mum to Rose and Harvey and wife to her best friend Steve.  She’s fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma and sharing her story along the way, mainly via YouTube. Kim is passionate about being happy, mental wellbeing and in particular art and creative pursuits as therapy during tough times. She teaches online at Udemy, has published books and has art and printables available for sale.

Postcard Sampler 3 Finish, 4 Finish and 5 in progress… was last modified: April 30th, 2015 by Kim Debling